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  • The Arc of Warby Jack S. Levy; William R. Thompson

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.00

    In this far-reaching exploration of the evolution of warfare in human history, Jack S. Levy and William R. Thompson provide insight into the perennial questions of why and how humans fight. Beginning with the origins of warfare among foraging groups, The Arc of War draws on a wealth of empirical data to enhance our understanding of how war began... more...

  • Beyond the Black Atlanticby Walter Goebel; Saskia Schabio

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    Exploring one of the hottest topics in humanities at the moment ? diaspora ? this controversial volume challenges prominent theoretical frameworks of Paul Gilroy to redefine and expand ideas of Black Atlantic. more...

  • Big History and the Future of Humanityby Fred Spier

    Wiley 2010; US$ 134.95

    Big History and the Future of Humanity presents an original theoretical approach that makes “big history” – the placing of the human past within the history of life, the Earth, and the Universe -- accessible to general readers while revealing insights into what the future may hold for humanity. Provides an accessible and original... more...

  • Collapseby Jared Diamond

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 18.00

    In Jared Diamond?s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel , the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all... more...

  • Der Kriegby Andreas Herberg-Rothe

    Campus Verlag 2003; US$ 12.65

    Der Krieg hat sich mit dem Golfkrieg 1991, den afrikanischen Bürgerkriegen und den Terroranschlägen der jüngsten Zeit grundlegend gewandelt. Andreas Herberg-Rothe schildert, wie sich der Krieg aber bereits im Laufe der Jahrhunderte immer wieder verändert hat und lässt ein umfassendes Bild des Krieges entstehen: von den Waffenträgern bis zu den Kriegsursachen,... more...

  • Development as Modernity, Modernity as Developmentby Lwazi Siyabonga Lushaba

    CODESRIA 2009; US$ 20.95

    This book analyses the impact of the Western idea of 'modernity' on development and underdevelopment in Africa. It traces the genealogy of the Western idea of modernity from European Enlightenment concepts of the universal nature of human history and development, and shows how this idea was used to justify the Western exploitation and oppression... more...

  • El Simbolismoby Nathalia Brodskaya

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95

    El Simbolismo apareció en Francia y Europa entre la década de 1880 y el principio del siglo veinte. Los simbolistas, fascinados por la mitología de la Antigüedad, intentaban escapar del reino del pensamiento racional impuesto por la ciencia. Deseaban trascender el mundo de lo visible y lo racional para alcanzar el mundo del pensamiento puro, coqueteando... more...

  • Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile Statesby Graham K. Brown; Arnim Langer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    The Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States brings together contributions from a multidisciplinary group of internationally renowned scholars on such important issues as the causes of violent conflicts and state fragility, the challenges of conflict resolution and mediation, and the obstacles to post-conflict reconstruction and durable peace-building.... more...

  • Minutes to Midnightby Paul Dukes

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    The book examines the evolution of the predicament symbolised by the setting of the Doomsday Clock at a few minutes to midnight in the context of the Anthropocene Era from 1763, making special reference to the study of history. more...

  • A Moriarty Readerby Brendan O'Donoghue

    The Lilliput Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    John Moriarty (1938?2007), the Kerry-born poet, mystic and philosopher, has been hailed as one of the most original thinkers to have emerged from Ireland in recent decades. Opening a way into John Moriarty?s complex work through Guo Xi?s painting ?Early Spring?, this Reader reveals the extraordinary nature of his thought. It draws on key passages... more...